Posted by Daren Horton on Apr 19, 2018
A doggone good time was had Saturday and over $8,000 was raised for the Humane Society of Harrison County, thanks to almost Fifty sponsors and dozens of pooches and their owners who turned out for the 16th annual Faux Paws Dog Walk in downtown Marshall, to not only raise funds for the Humane Society, but also raise awareness about the dogs that are available for adoption at the society’s animal shelter, The Pet Place, 1901 Jefferson Avenue, behind Walmart.  
“One of the best things about this 16th year that I love is the number of groups that have come out to participate,” said Sally Socia, president of the Humane Society board. “The Humane Society and the Rotary Club have done this for a long time, but what’s so enthralling to me is that the Marshall High School National Honor Society, the Wiley students and all of these young people have come out and have been an enormous help.
“We do a lot of educational programs and love for people to come out but, as a community, unless we all work together, we’re not going to make much progress,” she said. “To me, this year, even though it’s cold and windy, the progress is in us all coming together. And we’re working together all for the sake of the dogs, of course, but for a safer community because people forget, that healthy spay/neuter dogs — with their rabies shots — make for a safer community for our children and the rest of us.”
Students from Marshall High School new Interact Club, and new Wiley College Rotaract Club assisted in the event Saturday, helping set up and walk dogs that came to participate from The Pet Place.
Daren Horton, with Marshall Rotary Club, thanked all participants for coming out and braving the cold weather in order to support the Humane Society.  “Thanks for supporting the Humane Society of Harrison County; and, most of all, thank you for loving on our little four-legged friends here in Harrison County,” Horton told the crowd.